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NGO asks Canada to probe African leaders’ real estate purchases

The French NGO Sherpa on Thursday called for an investigation into the purchases of Canadian real estate by African leaders and their relatives using allegedly stolen riches.

Plan International urges release of Dapchi schoolgirls

Plan International has called for immediate release of the abducted Government Girls Science Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe, by Boko Haram insurgents.

Cell phone catches fire onboard Canada flight

A passenger was burned when her cell phone caught fire onboard a Canadian domestic flight Thursday morning, officials said.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

Angola exempts 61 countries from visa rule

The nationals of 61 countries travelling to Angola will be granted visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday.

Pius Adesanmi: President Buhari should have resigned over Dapchi schoolgirls abduction

Pius Adesanmi, a professor of literature and African studies at Carlton University, Canada, says President Muhammadu Buhari should have resigned over the abduction of some schoolgirls in Yobe state.

Michelle Obama’s memoir for release in November

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, BECOMING, will be published in North America on November 13 and will appear simultaneously in 24 languages worldwide.

One killed as DR Congo police fire on banned protests

One person was killed and over 20 were injured Sunday as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down.

Winter Olympics: Canadian athlete charged with theft

The Canadian skier, David Duncan, was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday.

DR Congo Catholics pray ahead of new protest march

Roman Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday heeded a call by Pope Francis to pray for peace, two days ahead of a planned protest against the regime.

Denis Shapovalov reaches Delray Beach semi-finals

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov beat Taylor Fritz 7-5, 6-4 on Friday, but had to wait to find out who he'll face in the semi-finals of the ATP Delray Beach Open.

Minister tasks wood dealers on environmental protection

The Minister of Environment, Malam Ibrahim Jibril, on Friday called on wood and allied dealers to protect the wild flora and fauna in the country, for a sustainable environment.

Wizkid’s ‘Daddy Yo’, soundtrack for John Boyega’s film

‘Daddy Yo’, the 2017 hit song of Ayo Balogun (aka Wizkid), is part of the soundtrack for British-Nigerian actor John Boyega’s new film, ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’.

Alina Zagitova wins ice princess duel for Russia’s first gold

Teenage figure skater Alina Zagitova prevailed in her duel with Evgenia Medvedeva to claim Russia's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday.

Sepp Blatter backs Morocco’s bid to host 2026 World Cup

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has put his support behind Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup finals, saying the North African country would be the logical choice.

Perpetual Nkwocha: African team will soon win Women’s World Cup, Olympic Gold

Former Super Falcons striker Perpetua Nkwocha has tipped an African country to with both the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic gold.

FIFA lifts ban on public endorsements of 2026 World Cup bids

Last month, the governing body ordered officials not to openly discuss the merits of either the joint Northern American bid, featuring the United States, Canada and Mexico, or the rival bid from Morocco.

Overwhelmed with joy, Nigeria’s bobsleigh women savour Olympic moment

Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with the wooden spoon Wednesday but left with their heads held high after an emotional Olympic debut in the crackpot winter pursuit.

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Uche Secondus: Nigeria sitting on keg of gunpowder

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Nigerian government approves gradual reopening of international flights

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved gradual reopening of international flights and train services across the country.
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NCPC partners CAN, JNI to end Southern Kaduna killings

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) says it is collaborating with the Northern Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to end the killings in Southern Kaduna.